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Christmas Boat Parade is coming!

Boat Parade 2014 Route Map

It’s that time of year again!  Recognized as a “can’t-miss” local event and recently hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by The New York Times, the Boat Parade is truly a magical holiday tradition enjoyed annually by everyone in and around Newport Beach’s beautiful Harbor. This year, we will be celebrating the 106th year of the event. …

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Newport Police Make Viral Video

Newport PD PSA

Newport Beach PD have released a video on Dec 1 which began to go viral, warning people not to drink and drive during the holidays (or ever!) Most people believe this is a good-spirited way to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. Others have criticized the police for making light of a serious situation. What do you think? (lyrics …

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ALERT: Flood Warnings

Flood Zone in Newport

Flash Flood warning released by NOAA yesterday, stating that coastal areas may be susceptible to flash flooding. If you are in the flood zone, please take note and be prepared by making sure your vehicle is parked on high ground, and clearing any sensitive items away from the flood zone. Here is a link to the original report: http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=CA12517D319A44.FlashFloodWatch.12517D422DA0CA.SGXFFASGX.f41850239bb81829f87406926f5cc408 And here is a …

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Lighting of the Bay: Saturday at 1pm

Lighting of the Bay

Join us for a unforgettable day of Holiday entertainment! A Polar Paradise – Ice Village (1pm to 8pm) Enjoy 30 tons of snow with 4 sled hills and a carved ice Santa scene, the perfect photo opportunity for the whole family. From 1pm to 5pm you can visit the science of ice exhibit which explores all aspects of ice and its …

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We just broke 3,000 subscribers! Thank you!

Save Newport Logo

As we’ve noisily building momentum on Facebook over the last year, SaveNewport now has over 3,000 subscribers and a weekly reach of more than 35,000 people in [mostly] Newport Beach.  Some weeks, our reach peaks over 6 figures!  As a project that I started simply to help raise awareness of our city council and management, this has grown further than I had ever imagined– …

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Net Neutrality: Words of Wisdom

Net Neutrality

An email went out tonight, by me, Mike Glenn. It was sent to senators, congress people, local officials here in Newport, friends, and business owners throughout the nation. It laid out what I believe to be the most succinct overview of Net Neutrality that I know of. I’ll quote it here, below: Dear friends, media, business owners, politicos, and government …

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All votes are counted!

Well, two week after the election, we can now say for certain how everything has turned out! Here is a chart comparing the original counts to the new counts: DISTRICT NAME old VOTES old % new VOTES new % District 1: (total votes: 19,619-14,364) +5,255 DIANE DIXON (unopposed) 14,364 100%  19,619  100% District 3: (total votes: 24,576-17,958) +6,618 DUFFY DUFFIELD 11,991 …

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How to Fix Our City

Repairing Elections

Whew.  What an election!  I think we can all agree, that was more than we had bargained for, right? All the money spent on signs, slick mailers, commercials, and other materials to “get the word out” was absolutely overwhelming.  Did you read it all?  I did– but suspect I’m the exception to the rule! Most cities vote one of two ways: 1) …

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We won again: Ben Carlson Lifeguard HQ

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

This Wednesday during a rescheduled city council meeting, the council voted 6-0 (with Daigle not present) to rename the Lifeguard HQ to the Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters.  The organization whose task is honoring Ben was also awarded with a $10,000 check to help their progress towards a statue to be placed near the Lifeguard HQ next summer near the anniversary of …

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Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

Join us tonight, at the Newport Beach City Hall for the dedication and renaming of our Newport Beach Lifeguard Headquarters to “Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters”. This is something we can all be excited about, and is great way to honor Ben even before the statue comes in his honor.  If you decide to speak tomorrow to thank the council, please remember to thank …

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